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The USFL is Back! Kinda...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Armchair_QB, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Complete with reference to potential franchises in Birmingham & Memphis

    http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2013/02/17/new-usfl-aims-for-new-spring-football-league/XCnd7SJ1G0tfdiuJB7xUFI/story.html
     
  2. jackfinarelli

    jackfinarelli Member

    So long as they are willing to be a "spring league" or a "minor league" and associate themselves with the NFL only in terms of the alumni they send to the NFL, this business model has a chance to succeed. What they need to do is to stay away from area codes with existing NFL franchises. To the extent possible, they might want to stay away from MLB franchise areas too in order to get a foothold with minimal competition.
     
  3. Odds on the league staging at least one game. 100-to-1?
     
  4. jackfinarelli

    jackfinarelli Member


    I think your odds for staging only one game are a bit too high. Would you really take the bet if someone - not I - walked up to you and put $1K on the table and wanted you to cover it?
     
  5. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Hasn't this exact same story been floating around for several years now?
     
  6. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    I agree.

    We've seen this dog and pony show before. Sort of like the XFL.
     
  7. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Yeah, a number of spring leagues have been floated out there and never happened.

    If the idea made business sense, the NFL would probably fund it itself.
     
  8. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    No, I mean the exact same story: "new version of the USFL."

    Apparently nobody's been able to get enough suckers to buy in.
     
  9. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Kafka, Kafka, Kafka!
     
  10. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Cliff Stoudt isn't walking through that door.
     
  11. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Where are the Stars re-emerging?
     
  12. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    I don't know about this league, but it would be nice if Kansas City had a football team again.
     
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